Vani Hari - Sweet Potato Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Butter

Vani Hari - Sweet Potato Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Butter
The best-selling author of “The Food Babe Kitchen” shows us how to make sweet potato waffles.
Sweet Potato Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Butter
Makes 3 to 4 servings (3 to 4 waffles)
Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 10 minutes
There is something glorious about Sunday mornings enjoying these waffles. This recipe uses oat flour, which is an amazing substitute if you are trying to eat gluten-free and/or consume fewer wheat products. You can simply buy oat flour or grind your own from steel-cut or rolled oats in a blender for a few seconds. In less than 20 minutes you’ll have sweet golden waffles! Yum. To make the flavorful whipped butter, scrape the seeds from a split vanilla bean using the back of a knife, or for an easy substitute, use vanilla extract. The waffle recipe doubles easily if serving a larger group.
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup diced peeled sweet potato,roasted and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1⁄3 cup coconut milk (or more, as needed)
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • Maple syrup for serving (optional)


  • 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla bean seeds or vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Heat and grease a waffle iron.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the mashed sweet potato, oil, 1⁄3 cup milk, and egg yolks. Whisk to combine, adding more milk by tablespoons if very thick.
  • Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form, then fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Drop roughly 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup batter onto your waffle iron and cook until golden brown.


  • To make the Cinnamon Whipped Butter, place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously.
  • Serve the waffles with a dollop of the butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.

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